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Jan 26, 2013 4:00am PST
in this week's election. what does it mean for the u.s./israel relationship? officemax can help you drive supply costs down... and down. use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. >>> we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully. not because we are naive about the dangers we face but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. >> that's president obama giving his inaugural address, giving a glimpse to iran and its nuclear ambitions. this came in the same week hard line benjamin netanyahu suffered a setback in elections but a new interview with israel prime minister. dennis ross, senior director of the national security council and special adviser to secretary clinton on iran. dennis w a big welcome to you, sir, what was your takeaway from the president's line we played from the inaugural address, what does it signal to you? >> i think there's been a continuity in the president's attitude, certainly in his approa
Jan 5, 2013 4:00am PST
of the aisle. what's it all about? >> there are gay rights advocates against him, pro israel groups that have been launching ads against them. i have seen them all over washington lately. you will see a lot of that. but the president is very confident in senator haggle. they served together in the senate, saying that the president saying there is nothing that can stop him from getting the job. the white house is pretty intent on doing this. this comes right before -- they want to get this done before president karzai visits next week or in a few days, this will all happen relatively soon. >> let's switch gears, felisha, you write about the upcoming debt ceiling battle. the president says no compromise, but reports say speaker boehner told fellow republicans, he plans to use the debt ceiling as leverage for subpoenaing cuts. who has the upper hand when it comes to raising the debt kre ceiling? >> most observers would say the leverage is on republicans' side here. what is interesting about this debt ceiling battle compared to the last one, have you high-ranking members taking positions pretty f
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
graham's concerns, to some past comments that chuck hagel had made about israel. he referred to the jewish lobby that offended some in that community in 19 -- i guess it was in 2006. i should note, here was mitch mcconnell, the senate minority leader, speaking about the very topic today on "meet the press." >> i think he will be subjected to the same kinds of oversight hearings that any nominee for such an important position would expect. and his views with regard to israel, for example, and iran, and all the other positions that he's taken over the years will be, i think, very much a matter of discussion during the confirmation process. i think it would be a the lot of tough questions of senator hagel, but he'll be treated fairly by republicans in the senate. >> reporter: the president was asked specifically about chuck hagel last week by david gregory on "meet the press." he referred to hagel as a patriot and said, he has done extraordinary work in the senate and on an intelligence advisory committee. alex? >> hey, peter, just a quick question. are you ready for your office
Jan 5, 2013 9:00am PST
views on israel and his comments he's made and his comments on gay rights, he's apologized for some slurs he used in the past. those are the two majors. and also on policy, republicans think hagel has had a more moderate, more anti-war stance in the past, republicans are not sure where he stands on the kinds of aggressive national security policies that they favor and that, of course, is of immediate interest in a secretary of defense candidate. >> yeah, sure. we're going to switch gears here with you, mallika, john boehner was renominated for speaker of the house. he was sharply criticized by republicans to failing to pass the sandy relief legislation earlier in the week and he was sidelined in the negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. going forward does speaker boehner wield the same power that he once had? >> well, i don't think he -- he's certainly not as powerful as he once was going back when he was first nominated speaker. he rode the wave of tea party support and got the gavel. you have i think a weakened speaker going in. folks to his right want more representation for
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am PST
do you make of that. >> most experts interpreted that as israel sort of backing away from a threat of launching a full-scale military attack itself. he was saying, there's a lot of other possibilities here. we don't have to go in with a sledge hammer. this is a word he used. you can go in with a scalpel. the u.s. has military scalpels it's prepared. this sosk true. options that would perhaps take out a single facility or a critical node in the infrastructure. this is a good sign for us that the israelis are willing to give diplomacy more of a chance. you heard senator kerry in his testimony just this week to be secretary of state asserting that he wants to give diplomacy a chance. this is the preferred option of the united states. israel hen and the united states are perfectly aligned on this issue. >> the kind of surgical strike he was speaking of, how much could that set iran and its nuclear program back. >> even a full-scale attack couldn't actually stop the iranian program. you have secretary of state gates and then secretary of state -- secretary of defense panetta say even a
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)